March 9, 2020

Education Department Developing Vouchers for Teacher Professional Development

Read the entire article by Andrew Ujifusa and Madeline Will on Education Week.

The U.S. Department of Education is moving forward with its proposal from a year ago to create vouchers for teachers to use for professional development—despite a previous congressional rebuke to the idea.

In its fiscal 2020 budget request early last year, the Education Department proposed using $200 million in the Education Innovation and Research fund to let teachers select training programs that they felt fit their individual needs.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said the proposal, which she’s championed several times publicly, would offer “much-needed freedom and flexibility for teachers” and respect their status as professionals.

To read the complete article, visit Education Week.